useR! 2008: submission & registration started!

Uwe Ligges Uwe.Ligges at
Wed Jan 30 12:08:04 CET 2008

We are happy to inform you that the online abstract submission and
registration for `useR! 2008' is now available online from

This meeting of the R user community will take place at the Technische 
Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, August 12 to 14, 2008.
The conference schedule comprises invited lectures and user-contributed 
sessions as well as half-day tutorials presented by R experts on August 
11, 2008, prior to the conference.

Invited speakers will include
   Peter Bühlmann, John Fox, Andrew Gelman, Kurt Hornik, Gary King,
   Duncan Murdoch, Jean Thioulouse, and Graham J. Williams.

The spectrum of user-contributed sessions will depend on your 
submissions. Hence, we invite you to submit abstracts on topics 
presenting innovations or exciting applications of R. The call for 
papers along with the link to the online abstract submission is available at

Before the start of the official program, half-day tutorials will be 
offered on Monday, August 11. A list of topics and speakers can be found at

Early birds fly until March 31st 2008, so now is the perfect time to
write and submit an abstract, register as a participant and plan your 
trip to Dortmund. The conference web page
has a link to a local hotel booking service and much more news.

We hope to meet you in Dortmund!

The conference committee,
   Uwe Ligges (conference), Achim Zeileis (program), Claus Weihs,
   Gerd Kopp (local organization), Friedrich Leisch, Torsten Hothorn

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